United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin|
|Appeals to||Seventh Circuit|
|Established||June 30, 1870|
|Chief Judge||Pamela Pepper|
|Officers of the court|
|U.S. Attorney||Matthew Krueger|
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (in case citations, E.D. Wis.) is a federal trial court of limited jurisdiction. The court is under the auspices of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, although patent claims and claims against the federal government under the Tucker Act are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Eastern District was established on June 30, 1870.
The district's headquarters, central courthouse, and the majority of its offices are located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but the northern counties of the district are serviced by a courthouse in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Currently, Judge William C. Griesbach, chambered in Green Bay, is the district's chief judge; the United States Attorney for the District is Matthew Krueger.
Organization of the court
Green Bay Division comprises the following counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago.
As of December 31, 2019[update]:
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|21||Chief Judge||Pamela Pepper||Milwaukee||1964||2014–present||2019–present||—||Obama|
|16||District Judge||Joseph Peter Stadtmueller||Milwaukee||1942||1987–present||1995–2002||—||Reagan|
|19||District Judge||Lynn S. Adelman||Milwaukee||1939||1997–present||—||—||Clinton|
|20||Senior Judge||William C. Griesbach||Green Bay||1954||2002–2019||2012–2019||2019–present||G.W. Bush|
Vacancies and pending nominations
|Seat||Prior Judge's Duty Station||Seat last held by||Vacancy reason||Date of vacancy||Nominee||Date of nomination|
|1||Milwaukee||Rudolph T. Randa||Senior Status||February 5, 2016||–||–|
|5||Green Bay||William C. Griesbach||December 31, 2019||–||–|
|#||Judge||State||Born–died||Active service||Chief Judge||Senior status||Appointed by||Reason for|
|1||Andrew G. Miller||WI||1801–1874||1870–1873[Note 1]||—||—||Operation of law||retirement|
|2||James Henry Howe||WI||1827–1893||1873–1875||—||—||Grant||resignation|
|3||Charles E. Dyer||WI||1834–1905||1875–1888||—||—||Grant||resignation|
|4||James Graham Jenkins||WI||1834–1921||1888–1893||—||—||Cleveland||elevation to 7th Cir.|
|5||William Henry Seaman||WI||1842–1915||1893–1905||—||—||Cleveland||elevation to 7th Cir.|
|6||Joseph V. Quarles||WI||1843–1911||1905–1911||—||—||T. Roosevelt||death|
|7||Ferdinand August Geiger||WI||1867–1939||1912–1939||—||—||Taft||retirement|
|8||F. Ryan Duffy||WI||1888–1979||1939–1949||—||—||F. Roosevelt||elevation to 7th Cir.|
|9||Robert Emmet Tehan||WI||1905–1975||1949–1971||1954–1971||1971–1975||Truman||death|
|10||Kenneth Philip Grubb||WI||1895–1976||1955–1965||—||—||Eisenhower||retirement|
|11||John W. Reynolds Jr.||WI||1921–2002||1965–1986||1971–1986||1986–2002||L. Johnson||death|
|12||Myron L. Gordon||WI||1918–2009||1967–1983||—||1983–2009||L. Johnson||death|
|13||Robert W. Warren||WI||1925–1998||1974–1991||1986–1991||1991–1998||Ford[Note 2]||death|
|14||Terence T. Evans||WI||1940–2011||1979–1995||1991–1995||—||Carter||elevation to 7th Cir.|
|15||Thomas John Curran||WI||1924–2012||1983–1997||—||1997–2012||Reagan||death|
|17||Rudolph T. Randa||WI||1940–2016||1992–2016||2002–2009||2016||G.H.W. Bush||death|
|18||Charles N. Clevert Jr.||WI||1947–present||1996–2012||2009–2012||2012–2017||Clinton||retirement|
- Reassigned from the District of Wisconsin
- Warren was nominated by President Nixon but was appointed to the Court by (i.e., received his commission from) President Ford.
Chief judges have administrative responsibilities with respect to their district court. Unlike the Supreme Court, where one justice is specifically nominated to be chief, the office of chief judge rotates among the district court judges. To be chief, a judge must have been in active service on the court for at least one year, be under the age of 65, and have not previously served as chief judge. A vacancy is filled by the judge highest in seniority among the group of qualified judges. The chief judge serves for a term of seven years or until age 70, whichever occurs first. The age restrictions are waived if no members of the court would otherwise be qualified for the position.
When the office was created in 1948, the chief judge was the longest-serving judge who had not elected to retire on what has since 1958 been known as senior status or declined to serve as chief judge. After August 6, 1959, judges could not become or remain chief after turning 70 years old. The current rules have been in operation since October 1, 1982.
Succession of seats
- Courts of Wisconsin
- List of current United States District Judges
- List of United States federal courthouses in Wisconsin
- http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf/page/courts_district_wi.html U.S. District Courts of Wisconsin, Legislative history, Federal Judicial Center
- 28 U.S.C. § 130